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Prayer Wall for the Nation and the World

Join with other believers across the world to block enemy plans and call forth God’s purposes in the midst of so much chaos. "For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12 rsv

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PRAYER WALL - Human trafficking - Isaiah 51:9-23

Lord, envelop victims in Your love so completely, whatever the enemy does against them disappears in the vastness of Your love and grace. Be their Shield, such that every evil act against them comes up against YOU, O God, and stops short! Even backfires! This very moment, Lord, expose every human trafficker, and take them down. Open the door, make a way out. Get the oppressed to safety. Reunite them with their families. Storm the dens where they are hidden. Bring to justice those who oppress and enslave them. And heal each heart and body. Set them free from the traumas, addictions, oppression, and thoughts that torment them. Give them a safe place, where they can rest and be healed. Set the captives free, O God. Set them free!

"Libyan Christians with a Muslim background face violent and intense pressure to renounce their faith.... Churches for Libyans are forbidden, and Libyan Christians must keep their faith completely secret. Christians who publicly express their faith and try to share the Christian faith with others face the risk of arrest and violence at the hands of their families, communities or violent Islamic militants.... Migrant Christians who have been arrested and detained while trying to reach Europe often end up in one of the overcrowded detention centers around Tripoli. Others do not even make it that far, but are directly delivered into the hands of criminal groups or human traffickers ... forced into heavy labor in the agricultural sector or pushed into prostitution."

-- Open Doors' World Watchlist

PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:7-8

During this time of quarantine, many children have been confined at home with verbally and otherwise abusive parents. Spouses have also endured much abuse. 

And so has our president, and many others who are in a position to bring blessings to our nation instead of anarchy. Pray the verbal and other assaults will be silenced, truth will reign, and those who have been beaten down will seek the Lord, rise up in His empowering, fight for God's purposes, and defeat the enemy.

Pray for those who are verbally abused, that God will
- Be a Shield around them protecting them from every evil assault
- Mend their wounded hearts
- Break every curse spoken over them
- Turn the curses into blessings
- Give them courage to forgive
- Conquer every lie with His truth
- Set them free from depression, anxiety, rejection, self-defense, anger, and other strongholds the enemy has sought to build in their hearts
- Rescue them and save them
- Shut the mouths of their persecutors, and silence the enemy speaking through them
- Pursue and transform the hearts of the persecutors, until they choose Christ as Savior

PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:11 - Unending Joy

- Pray the wayward will remember God and return home, so we can all rejoice together.

- Pray for those who have been bound up in darkness, despair, and depression, that we will trust in God's goodness, let Him overturn every lie with the truth that sets us free, and dance in the joy of our salvation.

If you or someone you love struggles with depression, anxiety, or other strongholds, please see the strategies for overcoming the enemy in the battlefield of the mind in Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder or Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior.

Conversion to Christianity is regarded as a betrayal of the Somali family and clan. If Somalis are suspected of being converts, family members and clan leaders will harass, intimidate and even kill them. Christians with a Muslim background are regarded as high-value targets by al-Shabab operatives and have often been killed on the spot when discovered. ... This group has repeatedly expressed its desire to eradicate Christians from the country. ... Christians also face serious persecution from family, extended family members and the community at large. ... As a result, most Somali Christians keep their faith completely secret. But despite the risks, Somali people are coming to faith in Jesus—some in miraculous ways."

-- Open Doors' World Watchlist

PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:5-11 - truth unleashed

Let's pray today that EVERY LIE will be EXPOSED. And TRUTH WILL PREVAIL. That truth will explode from out of the cages where it's been confined, and every last person will KNOW it. That the One whose name is the Truth, the Way, and the Life will ride in and rescue those who are beaten down, that His armies will prevail against the darkness, and those who mean evil will fall; those who mean good will rise up, pick up His standard, and win this battle. That every person on both sides will hunger for the living God, believe, and be saved. That God will bring forth a Great Awakening in this nation and throughout the world, and that what the enemy meant for evil will turn out to be a door opened to the Light, so that evil is brought down and millions are saved.

PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:6 - Salvation of our leaders, neighbors, loved ones

Lord, lift the veil from their eyes so they can see You as You truly are. Give them a hunger for You. Meet them in their dreams, talk to them throughout the day. Pursue them relentlessly, and love them into Your arms. Tear down every barrier that stands in the way, and set them free from the chains that bind them to Satan's purposes for their lives. Open up the way for them to hear Your Good News in such a way that they fully understand, and give their lives to You. When they cry out to You, O Lord, answer them. Come quickly to their rescue, and save them. Change their lives so dramatically that everyone around them will take note, and long for You, as well. In Your name. Amen.

"As an Islamic society, it is illegal for an Afghani person to leave Islam.... Christians may be sent to a mental hospital—because their families believe no sane person would leave Islam. They may also be beaten or even killed by family members, or members of Islamic extremist groups like the Taliban. Any visible acts of Christian worship are dangerous. If someone is found even exploring any faith other than Islam, the penalty can be death. Christians will be employed as long as it is believed they are Afghan Muslims. If it is discovered that they are even exploring Christianity, immediate action is taken to re-indoctrinate them.... This can mean torture."

- Open Doors World Watch List

"If North Korean Christians are discovered, they are deported to labor camps as political criminals or even killed on the spot. Driven by the state, Christian persecution in North Korea is extreme and meeting other Christians to worship is nearly impossible unless it’s done in complete secrecy.... If a Christian has a Bible, or part of one, it will be carefully hidden and only read when the believer is sure they are alone. Most Christians do not even tell their own children about their faith until the kids are older teenagers, for fear that they may let something slip. When Christians are discovered, they will be arrested and imprisoned in one of North Korea’s terrible labor camps, where they are worked like slaves and often tortured; most are never able to escape."

-- Open Doors World Watchlist

Pray for persecuted Christians throughout the world, especially those in imminent danger, that God will rescue them so miraculously, their persecutors will repent & choose Jesus. Top 10 most dangerous countries for Christians:

  1. North Korea
  2. Afghanistan
  3. Somalia
  4. Libya
  5. Pakistan
  6. Eritrea
  7. Sudan
  8. Yemen
  9. Iran
  10. India

Lord, we ask You for those throughout the world who are oppressed. Comfort them. Meet them in their anguish, and show them Your great love. May those who have had no way to hear about Your salvation experience it now, Lord. For You formed them to know You, enjoy You, and draw others into Your love. But so many have been cut off from Your Good News, and have fallen prey to those stronger than they. They are abused, tortured, beaten down, run out of their homes, discriminated against. They live constantly in fear. Set them free now, O Lord, with Your perfect love. Meet them in such powerful ways they will know it is You who rescues them. Crush their oppressors. Set the captives free.

PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:12b-13a

How many times have you made decisions based on fear?

And how many times have you seen those in leadership -- even now -- making decisions not based on truth or wisdom, but on fear of man?

Let's pray for those who need freedom from anxiety and fear, that the Lord will expose every enemy lie, tear it down with His truth, and that we will remember what we were created for - not to live in fear or to bully others into living in fear - but to know God's great love for us, love Him back, and draw others to Him through His love in us. Because "Perfect love drives out fear." 1 John 4:18

PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:12a

Pray for unreached peoples who still have no way to hear about Jesus, cut off from the Gospel by oppressive governments, language barriers, closed borders, and other barriers. Pray God will give them a hunger for Him, open the way for them to hear the Good News in a way they can easily understand, and give them courage to believe in Christ, even under threat of persecution.

For information on people groups yet unreached by the Gospel, visit JoshuaProject.com.

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PRAYER WALL - Isaiah 51:11

Pray God will set us free from the things that bind us to enemy purposes, and empower us to step out boldly in oneness with Christ and each other, to proclaim God's truth and share His love.

*For steps to freedom from anxiety and other strongholds, see Dare to Be a Mighty Warrior or Delight to Be a Woman of Wonder.

Pick up sticks. That's all it is. If you don't pick up an issue just so, you're out of the game. Satan wants us to live in fear, but it's all just a heap of touchy sticks.

Pray Sovereign God will rise up, sweep away enemy schemes, and set us free to worship Him alone.

Isaiah 51:9-10

(From Jeremiah 29:11-14) Lord, rise up and show Yourself strong. Put into effect what must happen for our children and the generations to come to have a hope and a future, to prosper and be safe from harm. When we cry out to You, O Lord, in prayer, listen to us.  Even though we have been wayward and rebellious, choosing lies over truth, and promoting our own agendas, forgetting to ask You for Yours, forgive us, please, now, Lord. Pursue us, and set us free from the chains that have bound us to our idols. Give us a hunger for You. Drive us to seek You with all our hearts, for You have promised that when we seek You, we will find You, if we look for You in earnest. Be found by us now, Lord, so we will be found in You. And bring us back from captivity. In Jesus' name. Amen.

"Lord, we ask You to lift the cloud of darkness from over this nation, the world, and every heart. Raise up an army of prayer warriors who will cry out to You day and night between the porch and the altar. Joel 2. Hear our cry, O Lord: We need Jesus. We need freedom from the darkness that edges in closer, and indeed has overtaken us. We need You, God, to overthrow the enemy, and overflow us with Your Spirit. To fill us with the fullness of Love. To give us compassion for those who are hurting,  courage to stand up and fight. And the way we fight is with our prayers. Our prayers DO matter. We can't see what's happening in the heavenly realms, but we know that You, God, are calling us now to pray. To stand up and cry out to the God that we love, the One who created us and brought this nation into being for the very purpose of having freedom to worship God. We cry out to the One who built this nation on faith to now bring back that faith. Whatever hope has been lost, renew it now, Lord. Wherever faith has drowned in the midst of fear and violence, hatred and tragedy, renew our faith now. We need You. Rise up, O God, and show yourself Strong. Bring forth miracles and signs and wonders from Your hand to show all of us who You really are. Do not hide Yourself any longer. But rise up and be the God that You are in broad daylight for all to see. Pour out Your love like a flood, overflowing this whole nation and world, pushing out the evil and cleansing every heart, setting us free to worship the One we were created for. For we have lost ourselves in the midst of the mess. We have lost our purpose. We have forgotten the God we love. Remind us, Lord, quickly. Now. Only You can save us. In Jesus' name. Amen."

I dreamed the government was trashed. There were listening devices and other large items strewn all over the ground in disarray at the entrance, but no guards. Only one man, who was trying to sweep up trash, but had lost hope. We were on orders from the Lord to drive the prayers of the saints into the structure (and in those prayers were bills for laws that would truly help the needy). I asked the man for help to clear a path, and he said he would, but it would take too long, so we just drove over the garbage.

People of God, don't lose hope. Keep praying. Because our government is made up of people, so the only way it will change is for people's hearts and minds to be changed, and the only One Who can do that is God.

Lord, arise now, with healing in Your wings. Malachi 4:2. Make Your love and mercy known far and wide. Bring about healings, and miracles and wonders by Your mighty hand. Protect those who are susceptible. Provide for those in need. Heal the sick. Empower the weak. Give wisdom to the leaders in every town and state and nation. Give every person wisdom to protect those around them from infection. Bring forth a cure. Raise up Christians who will speak Your Word in love, and help those in need, showing the whole world what Your love is like, and making such a huge difference that thousands upon thousands will flock to You like deer pant for water brooks. When we cry out to You, O Lord, hear us,  answer us,  and change us. Do not let us miss what You're doing in us through all this. 

I had a dream about how we come into this world, into each situation, way too strong, too self-important, too conscious of how we look, of how others will perceive us, or of our need to be in control. People were walking around with imaginary self-protective "walls.". But in reality it was just a thin line, a mere thread -- not a wall at all. The thread went before them everywhere they went, and they looked to it, relied on it to protect them. But the line only served to mark them as an easy, unprotected target for the enemy to attack. Only when people dropped their solidity, and chose to be transparent, did everything finally become bright and clear and right. Only then were they truly protected. For the enemy couldn't find them when they disappeared. Pray God's people will be transparent, lettting Him be our Hiding Place.

Lord, we ask You for miracles and signs and wonders by Your hand. Show Yourself strong, Lord, to the nation and to the world. Heal the sick. Mend the broken. May the blind see. The lame walk. The dead rise again. May the prisoners in dark dungeons of hatred, violence, depression, anxiety, lust, and every other evil prison built by Satan's lies ... now be set free ... to worship You as You created us to.

Want to hear more about this miraculous God? Read Pursued by the God of Miracles, and share your own miraculous stories in the comments. Let's build each other's faith!

Pray God will meet evildoers in their dreams, block their paths, help the helpless, get up in the face of those who persecute, and transform their minds and hearts through His love. To heal hurting hearts. Make the blind see. Silence the mouths of liars and expose their lies. Unlock the mouths of those who speak truth. Bring down those in power bent on evil. Replace them with those who will bring forth His good purposes. To renew a fear of the Lord. That He will perform such mighty miracles, we will stop our evil deeds and be reminded once again of what we were created for -- to know His love, love Him, and love others throughHis love. Until we live that purpose we were created for, we will know no true fulfillment in life, no matter how much power we have, how rich we get, or how many sexual sins we commit. 

If ever there was a time for Your church to rise up and shine, to throw off the bushels we've hidden Your light beneath, it is now, Lord. Matthew 5:14-16. Give us the mind of Christ to stop our bickering against one another about the things we actually agree upon, and to pray in unity and in Your power. Let Your Light shine so brightly in this present darkness that the masses will be drawn to You like moths to a flame. Lift the veil from our eyes. Let us see the true battle that is raging. For "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12. Give us eyes to see what You're doing and join You there. Ears to hear what You're saying and submit. Mouths to speak Your words and overcome darkness with Light; lies with Truth; hatred and destruction and violence with love and peace. Show us what satan is doing. Let us see straight through the chaos and distraction to streamline our prayers and target the true problem, bringing forth Your right resolution. Empower us to hit the mark. Every prayer. Every thought. Every word spoken. Every action taken. Every key pressed. Wherever the flame of our passion for You has dwindled, reignite it now. Reign in us and over us and through us. Do not let us be swayed this way or that by the voices that scream all around us. Silence the lies, and take down the enemy. Fine-tune our ears to heed only Yours. Destroy satan's plans, such that destruction and chaos fall upon him now, and we are released from our entanglement in his schemes. Let us hear You clearly, for You alone are Life. You are the One we are clamoring for, we just haven't realized it yet. 

Make us strong and courageous to fight the right fight. John 1:1-5, 10:10, 16:33

Let's rise up as a mighty, shining army to expose the deeds of darkness, and invite those who have been bound to its power into God's love. For love is the greatest power of all. Love defeats the enemy. Every. Time. People of God, let us rise up now, and love like never before. Take the time to step into His arsenal and choose each weapon carefully. For every person, every situation, is different. You must use the proper tactic to fire His love arrows true and straight, so light will triumph over darkness, and love will rise up and take over hatred. For love is stronger than death. And light always expels darkness. The fight will not be easy, but the love you are armed with is not your own. It is Christ's love flowing through you - love with the power to heal, save, raise from the dead, transform....  Indeed, God is your Arsenal. For God is Love. 1 John 4.

Lord, we ask You for protection over children, especially during this time of quarantine, as families are locked inside. Give each child a safe place to go. Be a Shield around them. As a parent or someone else approaches to harm, molest, rape, or kill, distract them, Lord, and give that child a way of escape. Bind up the offender, and make them unable to carry through with the evil they had planned. Push out the armies of darkness from every home, and invade with Your light. Give parents such a hunger for You, they will drop their evil ways, and pick up the Bible instead, turning this long confinement into a beautiful familytime of peace, love, joy, JESUS, and a remembrance of what this life is all about -- to know You, to feel Your great love for us, to love You back, and to love others through Your love. 

Lord, we ask You for our youth, that You will give them a hunger for You. Ground them deep in faith. When they call to You, answer them in powerful ways. Give them a passion for Your Word, and clarity to distinguish truth from lies. Bring to them Godly relationships who will challenge them to run all the harder after You. Bind Your mind to theirs, so they will see and understand through Your eyes, making wise decisions through the power of Your Spirit, rather than bending to the will of those around them. Deliver them from depression, anxiety, lust, rejection, and every other mindset they battle. Be a Shield around their minds and hearts, blocking every evil assault. Bring to them Godly spouses who will love You with all their hearts; and give them courage and purity as they wait for the one You have for them.

The Lord is calling His church now to rise up and step into His covenant promise from 2 Chronicles 7:14 (niv):

"If My people, who are called by My name, will
1. HUMBLE themselves and
2. PRAY and
3. SEEK MY FACE and
4. TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS,

then I will
1. HEAR from heaven, and
2. I will FORGIVE THEIR SIN and
3. will HEAL THEIR LAND"

I had a dream that I was watching a board game, but there were new rules. The opponent could now move across the board fast, like a streak of light. But with a certain card, we could block him, if we moved fast. 

There are forces in play in realms we cannot see. Our playing card is humble, repentant prayer. Ephesians 6:10-20, Revelation 8:1-5, 2 Chronicles 7:14.

"For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12 rsv